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A Canceled EAD Biometrics Appointment May Not Delay Your EAD

by | Apr 20, 2020 | Agencies (CBP, DHS, DOL, DOS, USCIS, ICE), Immigration

With the closure of USCIS offices due to COVID-19, many EAD applicants have had their biometrics appointments canceled. However, you might not have to wait much longer than you would have before COVID-19 to receive your EAD. Why? 

Even before coronavirus, there were already long processing delays for Employment Authorization Documents (EAD). It would seem like canceling biometrics appointments would set things back further. 

But if you had your EAD biometrics appointment scheduled with an Application Support Center (ASC) during certain dates, USCIS will temporarily process your EAD applications using your prior biometrics on file.

This means that those applicants will not be delayed by having to reschedule a new biometrics appointment. The process can simply move on.

This is a small bit of good news. But right now, every bit helps! You can find out more here.

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